Maine Black Bear Hunting



Guided Black Bear Hunts in Northern Maine

Maine Bear with bow

Northern Maine ber hunting

Boasting the largest black bear population in six decades, Maine black bear numbers are on the increase and estimated to be 25,000 to 30,000 animals,  more than any state in the Eastern United States.  The majority of the statewide bear harvest comes from Aroostook County where a 3.5 million acre industrial timberland is relatively undeveloped and provides excellent bear habitat.

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About our Guided Bear Hunts

At Tylor Kellys Camps we limit the number of bear hunters in camp to 15-18 so that each hunter is given individual support and guidance.  We will work hard to give you every advantage to harvest a Maine black bear.  We lease two sites for each hunter.  By Wednesday if you have not seen a bear, or have passed on a bear, you have the option to move to a fresh site for the remainder of your hunt.  After a bait site has been hunted it is retired until next year, so most of our sites only get 1-3 days of hunting pressure each year.

About our Baitsites

Game Cameras are used to monitor bear activity

Game Cameras are used to monitor bear activity

We lease about 90 baitsites in the “North Maine Woods”, some have been established for over 30 years.  Wind direction, cover, and bear sign are all factors taken in consideration when choosing new baitsites.  We hunt from 15′ metal ladder tree stands or specially designed elevated wooden blinds that sit 5′ off the ground; great for those who don’t like heights or have physical limitations.  We have bow and rifle sites with shooting distances between 15-40 yards set up for left or right handed shooters.  Most sites are within a 40-60 minute drive from camp, and a 50-60 yard walk from the truck. We have double stand/blinds available for a guest or cameraperson.  Please call to talk to Wade about special accommadations.

About our Bait

Sites are baited for 30 days before hunters arrive

Sites are baited for 30 days before hunters arrive

Wade developed a special combination of pasties, candy, granola and nuts to attract bears to your site.  Each site is pre baited at least 30 days prior to your arrival.  You will be sitting on an active site, and don’t just take our word for it, you’ll see plenty of evidence of bear sign including fresh scat and deeply packed bear trails coming in and out of the area.

About Lodging

River Front cabins with all the comforts of home

River Front cabins with all the comforts of home

Our clean camps sit on the bank of the mighty St John River.  They have 2 bedrooms that can sleep 6 in single bunks, a full kitchen and bathroom with shower.  A fully stocked kitchen with utensils, dishes, cookware, range and microwave, all you need to bring is your food.  We provide towels but please bring your own sleeping bag. For more information on our camps and pictures click here.

About Meals

Meals can be prepared in your camps or purchased additionally in our on site restaurant Two Rivers Lunch’.  Each evening, this is the place where everyone gathers to get the news of the hunt as hunters arrive back to camp. Great food at very reasonable prices and the hunting stories….priceless!  Breakfast and lunch can be ordered off the menu and the evening meal is served family style.  

Hunters gather for a home cooked meal

Hunters gather for a home cooked meal

Our on site restaurant Two Rivers Lunch’.  Each evening, this is the place where everyone gathers to get the news of the hunt as hunters arrive back to camp. Great food at very reasonable prices and the hunting stories….priceless!  Breakfast and lunch can be ordered off the menu and the evening meal is served family style.  

Additional Fees

Maine Hunting License                     $25.00 Resident    $114 non Resident

Early Season Bear Permit                $27.00  Resident     $74.00 non Resident

North Maine Woods Gate Fee           $7.00 Resident daily      $12.00 non resident daily

2015 Bear Hunting Dates

 Call 207-398-4478 for more info on Guided Black Bear Hunts in Maine

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At the confluence of the Allagash and St John Rivers